Prevent Summer Slide and Have Fun Doing It!

00-June2015HelpNowBainfuse HelpNow can help prevent the summer slide. Use SkillSurfer to keep up with what you learned this year or get a head start on school this fall. Love puzzles? With Flashbulb you can create your own crossword puzzles, flash cards, unscramble and more. Flashbulb is also great for those summer road trips!


Join the club, school’s out and summer reading is here!

2015 club readDon’t know what to read? Visit Club Read for Kids or Club Read for Teens to find hundred’s of reading suggestions.

What is Flipster? Popular magazines for children and teens. Read Online or download to read offline.

That’s right! the library now has popular magazines for children ages 1-14 years old to download and enjoy 24/7. Best of all it’s free. All you need is a LVCCLD library card.

Flipster is easy to use on a tablet or computer. On a tablet just use your browser to go to Flipster, from the library’s Hot Topic – Club Read for Kids. Select a magazine to read and when the cover appears click the download button for the app at the top of the page. Install the Flipster app and your magazine downloads to the app for offline reading. It’s that easy!

Learn more about Flipster at Databases A-Z on the “F” tab. You can also find Flipster on Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens. Individual magazines from Flipster can be found on the Homework Help pages.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Why do we celebrate #MothersDay?

mother_s_day_3You can learn how Mother’s Day came about and which president proclaimed it a “National Day of Honor”. Visit Hot Topic – Holidays, Celebrations and More – May to learn the history of Mother’s Day and tons of fun crafts to make.

Why is it important to learn to code? Learn why and how to get started with resources at #LVCCLD.

iPad coding lrgEvery era demands–and rewards–different skills.

In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops.

Now we need to teach them to code.

Why should we teach them to code? Not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We need to teach coding to help our kids craft their future.

You can get started today with coding. It easy and fun. I have selected a few resources to get you started, visit Hot Topics – STEAM – Learn to Code.